While much of the world has been put on pause during the challenging period we are currently living through with COVID-19, the thought of traveling again to beautiful, relaxing, adventurous, historic, and fun destinations gives us hope and reminds us of the good times that will be returning soon. By Mike Grecky
“If there is life, there is travel” is a phrase often used by Barry Diller, the chairman of Expedia, the world’s leading travel brand. This saying is most prophetic given the challenging period we are currently living through with COVID-19. While much of the world has been put on pause, the thought of traveling again to beautiful, relaxing, adventurous, historic, and fun destinations gives us hope and reminds us of the good times that will be returning soon.
The travel industry has proven resilient over the years, having to overcome similar situations, such as 9/11, the SARS outbreak, the H1N1 Pandemic, the Zika virus, and other global crises that have impacted people in recent years. As Expedia illustrates, despite these challenges, the cruise industry and the overall travel industry bounced back stronger than ever after each of these crises.
If you are passionate about traveling and are looking for a prosperous new business venture, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the economic lull and participate in the evaluation and discovery process of Expedia CruiseShipCenters, a proven winner. Getting an Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise up and running typically takes six to nine months, which would line up with the expected re-emergence of the travel and cruise industry. While no one wishes that this pandemic had occurred, this challenging time has created unprecedented funding opportunities along with potentially good real estate leasing and buying scenarios, which could significantly reduce your investment costs and improve your cashflow.
A period of economic distress often impacts businesses with few resources. However, Expedia has the strength and needed resources – its world-class marketing, technology, and customer-service support – to take advantage of the increase in consumer demand that is coming, positioning itself to steal market share. Stealing market share becomes even more important when you consider that 70% of cruisers book their excursions with travel agents and that nine out of 10 cruisers say they will cruise again, according to Expedia.
To learn more about how you can start a franchise with Expedia CruiseShipCenters, visit expediafranchise.com or call 844-358-0361.
– Mike Grecky